Paul is an experienced Occupational Therapist working in the field for over 15 years. He specialises in housing adaptations, disabled facilities grants, housing suitability, equipment, assistive technology, and moving and handling. He provides expert advice and helps clients to achieve a higher quality of life by working collaboratively with them as well as with their families. Paul is located in Leicester and visits clients across The Midlands.
Paul has a wealth of experience working as an Occupational Therapist within community and private settings, helping clients with physical disabilities, age related conditions, sensory impairment, neurological conditions, palliative conditions, catastrophic injury, amputation and brain injury, mental health difficulties, and learning difficulties.
With a previous background in the construction industry, Paul has worked closely with architects, housing associations, councils, charities and contractors providing expert advice on the suitability of accommodation, adaptations to existing properties and new builds and has an in-depth knowledge of assistive technology.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Leicester
Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Self care
Leicestershire, East Midlands
Rachel provides specialist Hand Therapy for adults and children. She is based in Leicestershire, covering Leicester, Hinckley, Loughborough, Northamptonshire, and Warwickshire. To build on her clinical knowledge, Rachel has completed various postgraduate qualifications, including British Association of Hand Therapists accredited courses in wrist conditions and the management of rheumatoid arthritis.
Rachel's expertise focuses on the management of acute and chronic conditions affecting the upper limb, having worked in various clinical settings including trauma & orthopaedics, plastic surgery, and rheumatology. She assesses and treats clients with a range of conditions, including fractures, dislocations, nerve injuries, repairs, and amputations.
Providing a variety of intervention techniques, Rachel ensures the needs of the individual are met and ultimately that they restore function. Treatment can include scar management and skin grafts, exercise provision, desensitisation and sensory re-education, as well as thermoplastic splinting in which Rachel has completed further training.
Rachel is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists and continues her clinical development by attending seminars and training courses.
Derbyshire, East Midlands
Sarah is a highly motivated and experienced Occupational Therapist who is passionate about providing quality care. Her specialisms include Housing & Equipment, Moving & Handling, ADL assessments, end of life care planning, and stress and fatigue management.
Sarah is based in Derbyshire, covering a client base across the West and East Midlands including Sheffield, Leicester, and Stoke-on-Trent.
Sarah has experience working with clients with conditions such as dementia, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophies, degenerative neurological disorders, falls and fractured bones, stroke, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, respiratory conditions, cardiac conditions, cancer, and functional neurological disorder.
West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Sheffield, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management
Northamptonshire, East Midlands
Based in Northamptonshire, Gaynor is an expert Occupational Therapist with extensive experience in Neurological Rehabilitation, both in acute and community settings. She ensures her clients are able to maximise their independence by carrying out individualised assessments and providing bespoke treatment plans to meet their personal needs. Gaynor covers a client base across The Midlands including Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton, and Nottingham.
Gaynor has specialist training in many areas of occupational therapy including BOBATH, Assessment of Motor and Processing Skills (AMPS), and SMART Assessment of PDOC patients. She works with patients with a variety of neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, motor neuron disease, and MS.
Gaynor has been on the panel of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Specialist Section for Neurological Practice and co-authored and published "Guidelines for OT working in Brain Injury".
West Midlands, East Midlands, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Warwickshire, London - North, Nottingham, Leicester
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation
Northamptonshire, East Midlands
Vicky is an OT located in Kettering, Northamptonshire. She is a highly experienced OT who specialises in Seating and Postural Management, supporting those with physical disabilities and neurological conditions. Vicky mostly works with children in school and home settings, supporting those with cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, and learning difficulties.
Vicky has been an OT for over ten years, working extensively in the field to provide assessments for children of all ages. Vicky will advise on suitable seating and equipment for children, ensuring they have the means to take part in lessons and activities. She also advocates the 24-hour postural care approach, ensuring that every aspect of a client’s life is assessed and the most suitable solution proposed. Vicky will set up any equipment recommended and demonstrate how to correctly and safely use it. On many occasions, she has delivered training in special educational needs and disability (SEND) schools to staff and parents.
Vicky is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section for Independent Practice (RCOTSS-IP) and has completed an MSc Module in Sensory Integration Level 1.
West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, West Midlands, London - North, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Derby
Seating and Postural management
Chailey Postural Management
Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability
Jessica has extensive clinical experience working with adults of all ages and with a very wide variety of physical and cognitive conditions. Based in Nottingham, she covers a client base across the East Midlands.
Jessica has specialist clinical skills in neurological assessment and rehabilitation, Seating and Postural Management, Functional Rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, and equipment provision. She has worked with adults with conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, traumatic brain injury, dementia, cognitive difficulties, arthritis, osteoporosis, respiratory conditions, heart conditions, amputees, and diabetes.
Jessica is passionate about working with adults and supporting her clients to maximise their independence. She is committed to establishing ways to overcome any functional difficulties and work collaboratively with her clients to set achievable, person centred goals.
Jessica is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists as well as the RCOT Specialist Section for Neurological Practice.
East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation
Louise is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist who specialises in treating clients with neurological and orthopaedic conditions. She supports clients with Housing & Equipment, Rehabilitation, and Seating & Postural Management. She is based in Derbyshire and travels to Derby, Ashbourne, Chesterfield, and Long Eaton to visit clients and deliver assessments at home.
Louise is committed to supporting her client reach their personal goals and increase their independence, allowing for them to take part in their everyday activities and live safely at home. Louise has gained wide-ranging experience across community and hospital settings in both mental and physical health. She has a thorough understanding of the effects of pain, illness, and disability on a client’s quality of life.
Throughout her career, she has focused on helping clients with neurological conditions, orthopaedic conditions, and those requiring help with fatigue and anxiety management. Her knowledge of neurology is extensive having worked with brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Before leaving the NHS in 2016 to focus solely on her private practice and medico-legal work, Louise was the lead Occupational Therapist for elderly medicine therapy in Derby Hospitals. Additionally, she acted as a Key Manual Handling Trainer, the Dementia Lead, and the Falls Lead.
Louise now undertakes work on private basis for clients who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries as a result of road traffic accidents, medical negligence, or accidents in the workplace. She provides recommendations for major adaptations, equipment assessments, work place assessments and ongoing rehabilitation packages to maximise client’s return to independence and inclusion in pre-injury activities.
Louise continues her professional development by attending conferences and training events, including being a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice.
North West England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, London, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Channel Islands, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation
Northamptonshire, East Midlands
Heather is an Occupational Therapist specialising in the field of Neurological Rehabilitation. She works with clients in their home environment, visiting areas of Northampton and Kettering, as well as homes in Warwickshire, Leicestershire, and Nottingham. During her career, Heather has gained clinical experience in the NHS, working for charitable organisations, and also in the independent sector, specifically in post-acute, rehabilitation, and community settings. She carries out specialist assessments on clients with complex neurological conditions including brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and those in prolonged disorders of consciousness.
Heather provides clients with a range of expert interventions, ensuring these are evidence based and meet best practice guidelines. This can include physical rehabilitation, upper limb rehab, balance, equipment provision, cognitive rehabilitation, and help with self-care. She also provides education and training to the client's family and carers, ensuring they know how to use equipment safely and appropriately.
With over 10 years of experience, Heather ensures her clinical knowledge is up to date, maintaining her memberships of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.
West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Warwickshire
Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Splinting
Staffordshire, West Midlands
Based in Staffordshire, just south of Stoke-on-Trent, Amy is a highly experienced OT specialising in Housing & Equipment. She covers a client base across the Midlands, offering expert housing assessments and recommendations. Amy has worked in this field for over 15 years, supporting adults with a wide range of physical disabilities and conditions often with secondary sensory and cognitive needs.
Amy conducts holistic assessments of a client’s functional needs in the home and strives to maximise their level of independence. This includes their ability to safely and confidently undertake activities of daily living such as cooking and cleaning. Amy can recommend both minor and major housing adaptations to suit the client’s individual needs. Amy has particular expertise working with older adults, supporting with mobility and home adaptations. She has also undertaken specialist training in dementia awareness. Amy is skilled in complex manual handling, including specific training in bariatric moving & handling. She can also advise on Disability Facilities Grants and Personal Independence Payments, having had experience as a Disability Assessor in the past.
Amy is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice.
North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Kent, Leicestershire, Merseyside, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Plymouth, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby
Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, PIPs, Daily living skills
Warwickshire, West Midlands
Providing Functional Rehabilitation, Joanne is an expert OT who also specialises in Seating & Postural Management and Moving & Handling. She lives in Warwickshire, visiting clients in Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull, and Warwick. Joanne has worked in various clinical settings, including acute hospitals, hospices and within the community. Having worked for over 15 years treating clients with various medical and physical conditions, Joanne now specialises in oncology and palliative care conditions, ensuring her care is always client-centred.
Joanne completes comprehensive assessments of her client's needs, focusing on physical and cognitive function, environmental factors and risks of falls within the home. She also completes detailed seating assessments, providing wheelchairs and seating solutions, as well as advice on pressure prevention and relief. Working holistically, Joanne ensures all of her client's needs are met and delivers a treatment plan that aims to maximise function and safety within the home. The includes symptom management advice and techniques and help with self-care tasks, also offering support with fatigue and anxiety management.
Joanne has actively been involved with teaching, specifically on topics on palliative care, non-pharmacological symptom management, and communication skills. She is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
Fatigue management, Self care, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation
Based in Nottingham, Helen visits clients in Mansfield, Derby, Retford, and Southwell. She specialises in Hand Therapy and Rehabilitation, delivering specialist assessments and treatment for clients with a range of injuries and conditions.
Helen works with adults with hand, wrist, and upper limb conditions covering chronic and acute injuries. She has expertise in scar management, desensitisation programmes, and splinting. Helen provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients and is committed to maintaining her clients' independence at home. She sets achievable and realistic goals, focusing on a client's functional rehabilitation and ability to carry out daily tasks.
To enhance her learning, Helen has completed post graduate training in hand therapy and related conditions. She is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and has BAHT Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications. She also completed a Masters module on Hand Therapy in Practice.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Nottingham
Hand Therapy, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Splinting
Sarah is a highly skilled OT who has been delivering expert therapy for over 15 years. She specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation, providing assessments and treatment for adults who have progressive neurological conditions including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, stroke, acquired and traumatic brain injuries. Based in Nottingham, Sarah covers a client base across the East Midlands including Derbyshire and Leicestershire.
Over her extensive career, Sarah has worked with clients across a wide range of settings helping with fatigue management, balance and coordination, and fine and gross motor skills. Sarah works collaboratively with clients and often multi-disciplinary teams, to set individualised goals and rehabilitation plans. She endeavours to support a client regain their maximum level of independence from completing self-care tasks, such as washing and dressing, to returning to work.
Sarah can lead complex interventions involving more advanced skills such as splinting and upper limb rehabilitation. Utilising her BOBATH training, she can provide hands on treatment and support with moving and handling.
Sarah is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Neurological Practice.
East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham, Derby
Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation
Based in Southampton, Emma is an experienced Occupational Therapist providing expert care to clients across the South of England including Hampshire, Surrey, West and East Sussex, and London. Emma has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of settings including Acute and Chronic Mental Health, Learning Difficulties, Paediatrics, and Vocational Rehabilitation.
Emma works with both adult and paediatric clients, specialising in Functional Rehabilitation to help clients to live independently and reach their personal goals. She can also deliver expert Vocational Rehabilitation to help clients return to and remain in work, assisting with workplace adaptations, employer engagement, and phased return plans. Drawing upon her experience in the Mental Health sector, Emma can also provide cognitive behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing, and counselling to support with a client’s every need.
Emma also has specialist experience in Paediatrics, spending a large part of her career in school settings to provide varied therapeutic services to a diverse collection of children and adolescents. She supported children with a wide range of conditions such as autism, Asperger’s, developmental delay, ADHD, developmental dyspraxia, sensory integration disorder, and muscular dystrophy.
East Midlands, West and South West of England, London, South of England, South East of England, Wales, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, East Sussex, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Isle of Wight, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire, London - Central, London - South, Birmingham, Sheffield, Bristol, Nottingham, Leicester, Brighton, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby, Southampton
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation
Motivational interviewing, Counselling, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability
Cambridgeshire, East Midlands
Karin is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist who specialises in treating children with autistic spectrum disorder. She carries out assessments and treatment of children at home and school, helping them to achieve their maximum potential. She is trained in sensory integration and treats children with neurological and physical disabilities. Based in Peterborough, Karin covers the areas of Northamptonshire, Rutland, and Cambridgeshire.
Karin has over 15 years of experience, working with children who need support to develop their fine motor skills, including handwriting as well as sensory processing difficulties and support with self-care. Throughout her career, Karin has become proficient at carrying out comprehensive assessments and creating child centred treatment programmes to help children achieve their goals and develop their skills. The home and school-based treatments she provides include advice and guidance for parents and teachers to help them work collaboratively ensuring the child is supported in gaining independence.
She is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the Sensory Integration Network.
East Midlands, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland
Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Postural management, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support
Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
Based in Peterborough, Lynn is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist with over 25 years’ experience. She works with children in school and home settings across the East Midlands, carrying out goal based occupational therapy assessments and interventions. She has specialist skills in paediatric assessments, including School Amps (Assessment of Motor and Process Skills) and is an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration (SI) having successfully completed levels 1-4 Sensory Integration training.
Lynn devises treatment programmes tailored to the assessed needs of the individual child. She uses Ayres Sensory Integration assessment and treatment approaches and works with parents and teaching staff to empower them to implement strategies and activities at home and in the child’s setting.
She is skilled in writing reports detailing the assessment, outcomes and treatment recommendations, including reports for Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunals. She also delivers training to schools and parents on topics including sensory processing.
Lynn is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections for Children, Young People and Families and the Sensory Integration Network.
East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland
Sensory Integration, AMPS
Motivational interviewing, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support
The OT Practice provides private occupational therapy services in and around Leicester as well as the rest of the UK. We have experienced therapists covering every specialism throughout Leicester, including Aylestone, Highfields, Rushey Meand, Southfields and Woodgate.
Whether you are looking for support for yourself, a family member or client, our skilled and motivated practitioners always provide the quality of care that we would desire for our own families - the very best. We know that every case is difference, so we listen to understand your goals in order to tailor our care to your needs.
Our Leicester therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, paediatrics and hand therapy. For more information on some of our expert therapists in the region, please click on the profiles shown above. Alternatively, our dedicated client managers can provide a free initial consultation by telephone, as the first step in finding you the OT best matched to your needs. All are registered with the Health Care Professions Council, have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.
We also have a dedicated paediatrics team at The OT Practice, so if you are considering referring a child then please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our website to learn more.
Our OT’s are helping people in Leicester deal with a variety of difficulties. If you would like to find out more visit our pages dedicated to explaining how our occupational therapists can help with common difficulties, covering adults and children. The most common difficulties we see are shown below, alternatively just call us on 0330 024 9910 for a free over-the-phone consultation.
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Thanks so much to both you and Claire for a really excellent report. It is very detailed and having run through it with the client she was also very pleased with it.Solicitor for a family in EHCP tribunal